Tatiana Araz Tatiana Araz

tourist trail (teaching practice 1)
A 2 pre-intermidiate level


In this lesson, Ss will discuss places they would like to visit and give their reasons for that. They will also discuss tourism in their own country. Before reading the article the T will check the vocabulary, after that Ss will read the text and answer the questions. During the next step Ss will check their answers in pairs and discuss their own opinions on the topic. As a post-reading task Ss will have a talk about the effects of tourism on Istanbul.


Abc Hand-outs

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about the Ruins of Machu Picchu in the context of travelling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss freer speaking practice to help their spoken fluency


Warmer (Introducing the theme of tourist attractions) (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher will tell the students where she is from and show some photos of the tourists sights they can visit there. T will ask if they have visited these places to encourage students to talk. Then T will get Ss to write 5 places they would like to visit, e.g. the Great Wall of China. In pairs Ss tell each other what they have written and why. Quick WC feedback to hear some Ss ideas.

Pre-Reading (introducing the theme of tourism) (4-5 minutes) • to prepare students for the text and make it accessible

In pairs or WC Ss discuss questions in ex.1

Pre-Reading #2 (6-7 minutes) • To predict the context of the text

Show a picture of Machu Picchu, see if the Ss know it. Explain briefly what the text is about. To check the vocabulary with Ss in ex.1 separate them into two groups and ask them to match the words with their definitions on the WB or try to show the photos first and elicit Ss to guess the words: city, fast food, jungle, path, ruins, tea bag, train, valley, views. WC FB to check their answers. Pre-teach the compound noun 'cable car' drawing the mountain and asking students how people could get to the top. Suggest the idea of 'cable car'. Ask if they have ever been on one and would they like to go on one.

While-Reading #1 (6-8 minutes) • to provide students with gist task

T tells the Ss that they are going to read a magazine article about Machu Picchu and asks them in pairs to decide which of the sentences in ex.2 are true(T) or false (F). FB before whole class.

While-Reading #2 (6-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

Ex.3 Ss underline sentences or phrases that make arguments 'for' and 'against' the cable car plan. Ss check their answers in pairs, then WC FB.

Post-Reading task (5-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they have learned

Ss in small groups discuss the effects of tourism on Istanbul. The ideas for the extra discussion can be found in TB pg.57. WC FB to hear some of the Ss ideas. Delayed error correction, as necessary.

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